The sun moves, shadows change; there is only a short period of time that an artist has to capture the shifts of light and color when painting outdoors - but it is this very desire to distill the energy and freshness of nature that drives the plein air painter. Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters was formed to bring together artists who share this passion.
Another cold and this time raw day for our paintout at Italian Lake in Harrisburg. But the azaleas were bright and warm and some of the blossoms on the trees were still hanging on. I was able to get the composition down and the canvas covered with the colors ,before my hands stopped working, but most of this painting was completed indoors. PS Boy, do I hate this new method of posting!